Saints are given the all clear again

One Premiership player has tested positive for Covid-19 this week - but Saints have been given the all clear for the second successive week.

By Tom Vickers
Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 2:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 2:54 pm
Franklin's Gardens will play host to Saints' clash with Bath tonight
Franklin's Gardens will play host to Saints' clash with Bath tonight

It is more good news for the black, green and gold ahead of tonight's Gallagher Premiership game against Bath at Franklin's Gardens.

And, overall, it is another dose of positivity for the Premiership with new cases not rising even though the amount of tests carried out are.

This was the second consecutive week that Premiership Rugby tested more than 1,000 people, with a total of 1,042 players and club staff involved in the PCR COVID-19 screening programme.

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There was just one positive test overall. The player's identity has not been revealed, but he is definitely not from Saints.

The results so far...

Week One (July 6) - 804 players and club staff were tested. Of these, 10 people tested positive. Of those 10, six were players (one from Saints) and four non-playing staff

Week Two (July 13) - 856 players and club staff were tested. Of these, nine people tested positive. Of those nine, seven were players and two non-playing staff.

Week Three (July 20) – 896 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two players (one from Saints) tested positive.

Week Four (July 27) - 846 players and club staff were tested. Of these, five people tested positive. Of those five, four were players (one from Saints) and one was a non-playing member of staff.

Week Five (August 3) - 917 players and club staff were tested. Of these, two people tested positive. Of those two, one is a player (from Saints) and one is a non-playing member of staff.

Week Six (test one) (August 10) – 989 players and club staff were tested. Of those four people tested positive. Of those three, one is a player (from Saints) and three are non-playing members of staff.

Week Six (test two) (August 12) - 956 players and club staff were tested. Of those seven people tested positive. Of those seven, five are players (one from Saints) and two are members of staff.

Week Seven (August 19) - 1,043 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 1 (August 24) - 1,042 players and club staff were tested. Of those one player tested positive.

Week Eight 2 testing will take place on Thursday, ugust 27, with results expected to be published on Saturday, August 29.